Jericho Raod is always about giving out. It’s never been about trying to getting back. And that’s one of the sheer pleasures of working with the very poor – the man who can’t afford to sleep with any kind of roof of his head. The woman who struggles to feed her children. The family that is in crisis. To the volunteers, and the executive, who help pass out the parcels of food and essentials, it’s a privilege to simply pass on the grace that each of us has been shown in Jesus.
Mark 12:31: “The second is this: “Love your neighbour as yourself.” There is no commandment greater than these.”
Packed with Love
Jesus’ command to love our neighbours should not be taken lightly. We believe that we should value every person as someone who is made in the image of God. We believe that we should be generous in our mercy and swift to show compassion, just as our Lord is generous in his mercy and swift with his compassion. Therefore, in the spirit of Mark 12:31 we aim to seek out those most in need and the most vulnerable and seek to provide them with practical support in the name of Jesus.
The Packed with Love programme encompasses the Jericho Road ministries that see us loving our neighbours in the most practical of ways, including handing out food parcels to needy people who come to the front door of our head office in Surry Hills, welfare relief, and providing help to those suffering hardships.
Each week we hand out around 60 food parcels and through generous donations we are able to provide help to people who need medicines, help with utility bills, the purchase of clothing for them and their families and many other needs.
In addition, we provide them with spiritual food – a copy of the New Testament or the Book of Psalms, to remind them of the love and sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ, and we delight in having lengthy conversations with them.
This vital ministry is only possible due to the generous donations of many individuals and churches. You can join them in supporting this ministry with financial and food donations. Please see the “Get Involved” section of our website for more information.
Donation Gift Card
One way to contribute to the work of Jericho Road through Packed with Love is to create a donation gift card through the mycause website, to give on a special occasion. Click here to get started.
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